Current exhibitions

17 February 2019 - 14 November 2021




Museum Art.Plus devotes its big annual exhibition to all things automobile and speed. No other high-tech consumer good has ever been subject to a comparable degree of mythologization. Artistic engagement with cars is almost as old as the car itself. Cars polarise; as an explosive political and social issue, they have always exercised the creative imagination of artists. At the same time, the car remains a symbol of freedom, mobility and adventure - an object of desire and a fetish.


Stefan Rohrer, Helios, 2013, © Museum Art.Plus


Friedemann Flöther, Pole positions, 2005, © Museum Art.Plus


Fabio Viale Infinito, 2010 © Museum Art.Plus



Museum Art.Plus presents works by international artists who focus on the car and speed. Complementing the display is a group of legendary sports cars that will make the hearts of car enthusiasts skip a beat.


>> Watch the movie "VOLLGAS - FULL SPEED"



Artists: Axel Bleyer, Dario Escobar (GT/ MX), Rainer Fetting, Jáchym Fleig, Friedemann Flöther, Ileana Florescu (IT), Alastair Gibson (ZA / GB), Patrick Gutenberg (CH), Robert Häusser, Tim Hölscher, Sebastian Kuhn, Jürgen Knubben, Gerhard Langenfeld, Chris Nägele, Rob Pruitt (US), Stefan Rohrer, Fabio Viale (IT), Markus Willeke, Thierry Ysebaert (BE)


>> Photo gallery of the exhibition opening "VOLLGAS - FULL SPEED"



A glimpse into the exhibition "VOLLGAS - FULL SPEED":




14 October - 14 November 2021


Hanno Leichtmann - Seculum Sound Installation (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)


On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Donaueschinger Musiktage, sound artist Hanno Leichtmann was offered the opportunity to use the digitized archive of the SWR as a source for his work.



As with his earlier sound installations and audio pieces, he distills his sound material exclusively from a thematically defined (sound) archive, in this case: concert recordings, studio recordings, lectures and discussions from 100 years of Donaueschingen's contemporary music history. Leichtmann sends these subjectively selected sounds through his unique modular machinery of voltage-controlled (micro-)loopers, records these new sounds and then assembles them in the studio to create the current work. For the most part, Leichtmann concentrates on the original, pure sound of the archive: he primarily uses the classic parameters of early electronic (tape) music - for example, amplitude, pitch and speed, running direction, sequencing and cutting, and above all repetition. But also re-pitching, resynthesizing and a variety of outboard effect devices for analog old school effect chains.


From the archive, a new work is thus created for the 100th birthday of the oldest and most important new music festival.